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(BBC-US)   When one thinks of invasive species, one thinks of zebra mussels, kudzu... and of course the 60 hippos descended from Pablo Escobar's herd which roam the rivers of Colombia   (bbc.com) divider line 72
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2014-06-26 09:15:04 AM  
Nothing worse than a coked-up hippo.

Unless its a coked-up wombat.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-06-26 09:25:14 AM  
Sell safaris for hunters who don't want to go to Africa.
 
2014-06-26 10:53:28 AM  
And there ain't a critter that can do sh*t about it.

/except man, of course
 
2014-06-26 10:54:34 AM  
Wait until they get hungry, hungry.
 
2014-06-26 10:54:34 AM  
We sure could us a guy like Pablo Escobar today
 
2014-06-26 10:54:51 AM  
The solution to all invasive species problems is to find a proper recipe.
 
2014-06-26 10:55:05 AM  
The current Mark Trail story arc has never been more timely.

joshreads.com
joshreads.com
 
2014-06-26 10:55:39 AM  
This reminds me of when a manatee swam up the Mississippi to Memphis.  Some dudes fishing called the cops and reported a dinosaur.
 
2014-06-26 10:55:40 AM  

ZAZ: Sell safaris for hunters who don't want to go to Africa.


That's actually not the worst idea in the world. Of course real 'Merkans only 'hunt' big game that's caged up, but the idea is still sound.
 
2014-06-26 10:55:47 AM  
1. Why wasn't this covered in the 30 for 30? What is ESPN covering up?

2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.

3. A hippo will F you up. No playing.
 
2014-06-26 10:56:17 AM  
ehh, sooner or later they'll reach an equilibrium.
 
2014-06-26 10:56:22 AM  
But the gorillas that eat them will freeze to death in the winter, right?  Oh, right.  Columbia.
 
2014-06-26 10:58:02 AM  

MFAWG: ZAZ: Sell safaris for hunters who don't want to go to Africa.

That's actually not the worst idea in the world. Of course real 'Merkans only 'hunt' big game that's caged up, but the idea is still sound.


Weak trolling bro
 
2014-06-26 10:58:53 AM  

Crudbucket: The current Mark Trail story arc has never been more timely.


...said no one ev...well, just this one time.
 
2014-06-26 10:59:57 AM  

mcmnky: 1. Why wasn't this covered in the 30 for 30? What is ESPN covering up?

2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.

3. A hippo will F you up. No playing.


Don't they kill way more people in Africa than Lions and Tigers? (oh, my!)
 
2014-06-26 11:00:36 AM  
Now that's the way to run a drug cartel.
Sounds like he was a fun guy.
 
2014-06-26 11:01:16 AM  

ZAZ: Sell safaris for hunters who don't want to go to Africa.



Best idea I've heard all week.

/Speaking of invasive species....
//Pig hunting in Texas is on my bucket list.
 
2014-06-26 11:01:43 AM  

loki see loki do: Now that's the way to run a drug cartel.
Sounds like he was a fun guy.


No doubt.

I can just hear him saying, "You brought a pit bull? Hahahahahahaha!"
 
2014-06-26 11:03:32 AM  

SurfaceTension: mcmnky: 1. Why wasn't this covered in the 30 for 30? What is ESPN covering up?

2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.

3. A hippo will F you up. No playing.

Don't they kill way more people in Africa than Lions and Tigers? (oh, my!)



They certainly kill more people in Africa than Tigers -- which don't live in Africa.
 
2014-06-26 11:04:28 AM  

SurfaceTension: mcmnky: 1. Why wasn't this covered in the 30 for 30? What is ESPN covering up?

2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.

3. A hippo will F you up. No playing.

Don't they kill way more people in Africa than Lions and Tigers? (oh, my!)


A tiger in Africa?
 
2014-06-26 11:04:32 AM  

SurfaceTension: mcmnky: 1. Why wasn't this covered in the 30 for 30? What is ESPN covering up?

2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.

3. A hippo will F you up. No playing.

Don't they kill way more people in Africa than Lions and Tigers? (oh, my!)


More than crocodiles too.
 
2014-06-26 11:04:36 AM  

SurfaceTension: mcmnky: 1. Why wasn't this covered in the 30 for 30? What is ESPN covering up?

2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.

3. A hippo will F you up. No playing.

Don't they kill way more people in Africa than Lions and Tigers? (oh, my!)


A Tiger? In Africa?
 
2014-06-26 11:05:40 AM  

news.bbcimg.co.uk

Carlos Valderrama may be the only vet to have castrated a hippo in the wild


The most impressive thing about this feat was he didn't have any medical instruments so he used his teeth.
 
2014-06-26 11:06:59 AM  

SurfaceTension: mcmnky: 1. Why wasn't this covered in the 30 for 30? What is ESPN covering up?

2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.

3. A hippo will F you up. No playing.

Don't they kill way more people in Africa than Lions and Tigers? (oh, my!)


upload.wikimedia.org
Yeah, I'd rather get bitten by a lion.
 
2014-06-26 11:07:28 AM  

Oldiron_79: SurfaceTension: mcmnky: 1. Why wasn't this covered in the 30 for 30? What is ESPN covering up?

2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.

3. A hippo will F you up. No playing.

Don't they kill way more people in Africa than Lions and Tigers? (oh, my!)

A tiger in Africa?


*Shakes tiny Fist*
 
2014-06-26 11:07:37 AM  

Tiberius Gracchus: SurfaceTension: mcmnky: 1. Why wasn't this covered in the 30 for 30? What is ESPN covering up?

2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.

3. A hippo will F you up. No playing.

Don't they kill way more people in Africa than Lions and Tigers? (oh, my!)

A Tiger? In Africa?


Only in Kenya.

Got lions and tigers only in Kenya.

/Kenya believe it?
//old school pull for you
///you're welcome
 
2014-06-26 11:07:54 AM  

jshine: They certainly kill more people in Africa than Tigers -- which don't live in Africa.


Oldiron_79: A tiger in Africa?


Tiberius Gracchus: A Tiger? In Africa?


Hey, give me a break. I'm a weatherman, I'm supposed to get stuff wrong.
 
2014-06-26 11:09:24 AM  
I think of Rastafari .
But then, again, I live in New England, and their Zion is Africa, yet they can't scrape enough coin to buy a ticket to get there, but they can afford weed 24/7.

invasive weed-heads.
 
2014-06-26 11:11:45 AM  

Prey4reign: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 624x351]Carlos Valderrama may be the only vet to have castrated a hippo in the wild
The most impressive thing about this feat was he didn't have any medical instruments so he used his teeth.


Came here to say: Well you don't hear that every day.
 
2014-06-26 11:12:54 AM  
www.cokesmithphototravel.com

This Hippo just did some really crappy coke loaded with baby laxative.........

we've all been there.
 
2014-06-26 11:16:07 AM  
So if any of you lurkers were thinking about joining Fark, but couldn't think of a clever handle, Pablo Escobar's Escaped Hippo is now on the table.
 
2014-06-26 11:18:29 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: But the gorillas that eat them will freeze to death in the winter, right?  Oh, right.  Columbia.


Colombia.  And despite touching the Amazon and being in South America a large portion of Colombia gets cold because many of the cities are 4-6k feet above sea level.  Bogota can run between 40-50 degrees. 70 degrees there is considered summer weather.

The town my family is from, Manizales, is generally always freezing, foggy and rainy.  It even sits on a mountain with a glacier.

The problem in Colombian culture is that people do not think before they act and a lot of it has to do with a catlike curiosity coupled with no sense of self preservation.

A Colombian will go up and try to pet a rabid dog, even if the dog is snarling and foaming at the mouth.  And then after they get bit say "Why did that strange dog, who didn't know me, whos ears i decided to grab out of the blue, bite the hell out of me?"

I grew up in New Orleans, I hear a gunshot, I am going in the other direction, getting under something, etc.  In Colombia they run in the direction of the shot.

The hippos would be fine if people would stop trying to fark around with them.

Plus, the Colombian government could have taken care of this problem years ago when it was only a few hippos.  Not like they are hard to locate.
 
2014-06-26 11:18:32 AM  

yukichigai: So if any of you lurkers were thinking about joining Fark, but couldn't think of a clever handle, Pablo Escobar's Escaped Hippo is now on the table.


that's my hipster uke and cigar box guitar lounge band name.
 
2014-06-26 11:18:38 AM  
They did a really poor job of explaining the dire threat that these animals supposedly present to the country that would require their death.
 
2014-06-26 11:21:39 AM  

cubic_spleen: SurfaceTension: mcmnky: 1. Why wasn't this covered in the 30 for 30? What is ESPN covering up?

2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.

3. A hippo will F you up. No playing.

Don't they kill way more people in Africa than Lions and Tigers? (oh, my!)

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]
Yeah, I'd rather get bitten by a lion.


I was watching one of those African nature shows a year or two ago, and this one focused on a single river crossing in I can't remember what country.  There were crocs and hippos living side by side in the water (and the crocs didn't dare mess with the hippos, even the babies) and lions and all kinds of herbivores coming for water.  At one point, the lion pride couldn't find food and eventually they went after a baby hippo who had been gored during a fight between two male hippos.  Poor little bastard.  So the lions are trying to get at the dying baby but the hippos were like no fark you biatches you can't eat our baby even though we killed it accidentally so a couple of the lions were on distracting duty while the others made off with the hippo baby.  All was well except for one of the female lions which basically got it's entire lower jaw ripped off by one of the hippos (just hanging by a thread of skin).  It was farking brutal and I was thinking "God damn nature is farked up".  They showed her wandering off by herself trying to get a drink (but couldn't).  Died of dehydration; pride abandoned her cuz they knew she was a goner.
 
2014-06-26 11:22:22 AM  
Animal Planet had a show about them called Pablos Hippos or something. They did show a group going out and castrating the males. If they want to get rid of tehm they should just sell hunting tours to people to come out and kill them. They make money and hippos are gone.
 
2014-06-26 11:22:26 AM  

Bareefer Obonghit: They did a really poor job of explaining the dire threat that these animals supposedly present to the country that would require their death.


www.theshiznit.co.uk

Isn't this enough reason to kill to the beasts?
 
2014-06-26 11:23:43 AM  
I'd think something the size of a hippo would be pretty close to the bottom on the list of invasive species that would be difficult to eradicate.

A few guys riding the rivers with a Barret 50 BMG could probably take care of things in a few months.
 
2014-06-26 11:24:29 AM  

theflatline: A Colombian will go up and try to pet a rabid dog, even if the dog is snarling and foaming at the mouth. And then after they get bit say "Why did that strange dog, who didn't know me, whos ears i decided to grab out of the blue, bite the hell out of me?"



Solution:

Have "Old Yeller" and "Cujo" shown to all school kids.

All kidding aside, how is Medellín for a vacation destination?  A friend of mine has a college buddy who lives down there, and keeps nagging that I should go down there some day.
 
2014-06-26 11:30:34 AM  
Hippos are bad ass mofakas. The only animal (besides humans with weaponry) that can kill a hippo is an elephant. Maybe a rhino, too.

A hippo would make a grizzly bear his biatch, which to me is just insane to think about.
 
2014-06-26 11:32:44 AM  

The_Sponge: theflatline: A Colombian will go up and try to pet a rabid dog, even if the dog is snarling and foaming at the mouth. And then after they get bit say "Why did that strange dog, who didn't know me, whos ears i decided to grab out of the blue, bite the hell out of me?"


Solution:

Have "Old Yeller" and "Cujo" shown to all school kids.

All kidding aside, how is Medellín for a vacation destination?  A friend of mine has a college buddy who lives down there, and keeps nagging that I should go down there some day.


All of the women down there are hotter than Sofia Vergara. She is what they call "average looking" in Colombia, according to the flatline. He probably has several examples in his profile.
 
2014-06-26 11:33:03 AM  
Send in Ted Nugget, maybe he'll love the killing so much he'll stay.
/i know i misspelled his name, i call that idiot nugget
 
2014-06-26 11:35:40 AM  

Um...Yo: [www.cokesmithphototravel.com image 582x640]

This Hippo just did some really crappy coke loaded with baby laxative.........

we've all been there.


37.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-06-26 11:36:45 AM  

SurfaceTension: jshine: They certainly kill more people in Africa than Tigers -- which don't live in Africa.

Oldiron_79: A tiger in Africa?

Tiberius Gracchus: A Tiger? In Africa?

Hey, give me a break. I'm a weatherman, I'm supposed to get stuff wrong.


Earlier today I would have argued that people can't possibly be killed by hippos in South America.
 
2014-06-26 11:37:23 AM  

majestic: All of the women down there are hotter than Sofia Vergara. She is what they call "average looking" in Colombia, according to the flatline. He probably has several examples in his profile.



Si, si!

/Saw pics from my friend's trip there last year.
//This one girl hanging out with them was Columbian/Belgian.
///HOT DAMN.
 
2014-06-26 11:39:59 AM  

The_Sponge: theflatline: A Colombian will go up and try to pet a rabid dog, even if the dog is snarling and foaming at the mouth. And then after they get bit say "Why did that strange dog, who didn't know me, whos ears i decided to grab out of the blue, bite the hell out of me?"


Solution:

Have "Old Yeller" and "Cujo" shown to all school kids.

All kidding aside, how is Medellín for a vacation destination?  A friend of mine has a college buddy who lives down there, and keeps nagging that I should go down there some day.


The city of the eternal spring is perfect for a vacation.  65-70 degrees year around.  Very modern and cosmopolitan.
The people of Medellin are by far the nicest people in the country.  Not saying that most are not nice, just in Medellin they are uber cool.

Plus, the prettiest girls per capita in the country.

That pic in your profile was actually taken in Medellin.
 
2014-06-26 11:40:52 AM  

wellreadneck: Earlier today I would have argued that people can't possibly be killed by hippos in South America.



I would have argued it would be possible....but said death would happen at a zoo.
 
2014-06-26 11:47:01 AM  

The_Sponge: wellreadneck: Earlier today I would have argued that people can't possibly be killed by hippos in South America.


I would have argued it would be possible....but said death would happen at a zoo.


True, but don't crazy people typically jump into carnivore enclosures?
 
2014-06-26 11:49:35 AM  
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2014-06-26 11:52:09 AM  

Oldiron_79: SurfaceTension: mcmnky: 1. Why wasn't this covered in the 30 for 30? What is ESPN covering up?

2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.

3. A hippo will F you up. No playing.

Don't they kill way more people in Africa than Lions and Tigers? (oh, my!)

A tiger in Africa?


upload.wikimedia.org
What a Tiger in Africa may look like. :D
 
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